Gloves off as Kurds gain ground near Turkey

Jun 30, 2015

Gloves off as Kurds gain ground near Turkey

As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank any Kurdish ...

Jun 28, 2015

Shaken tourists flee Tunisia after seaside massacre

Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew home from Tunisia Saturday after a beach-side massacre claimed by the Islamic State group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown. The North African nation, which relies heavily on tourism, announced plans to deploy troops at ...

Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Jun 25, 2015

Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria’s top antiquities official said Wednesday, raising fears that the extremists could next target the town’s famed Roman ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the government’s Antiquities and Museums Department, told The Associated Press ...

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...